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inkwalk2

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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 22, 2011 2:22 PM   in response to: jirehis in response to: jirehis
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I went up on kindle boards after looking at your great author's page, but I could not find where to start to place up an author's page on KB. Can you direct us to the forum or area to go once on KB?

thanks - Rob Walker
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 22, 2011 2:37 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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lololo.... Seriously it is hard to find and the one on Amazon UK side, I still have to search for it..... I guess that's why I post these things bc I know it was difficult for me to find the info. Here you go... hope this works for you...

https://authorcentral.amazon.com/
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 22, 2011 2:41 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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oops... I don't think that's the board you meant... you wanted this one right?

http://www.kindleboards.com/

by the way, that's not my page... I copied and pasted that from another forum... but when I went to that page Up in the upper left hand corner I saw "register" or "login". I'm thinking you should click on the register Icon. I still haven't had time to do a page for my eBooks yet. If you get it done, please write back and post your experiences....

Alm

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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 23, 2011 7:13 AM   in response to: jirehis in response to: jirehis
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Thanks so much and will do -- FOR Others - another tip. FREE STUFF....anytime you offer up free stuff on your website or blog or via Facebook or Twitter you gain new readers, esp. if you offer up free chapters. My Titanic 2012 is huge at 160,000 words so offering up 14 chapters is a drop in the bucket, and as it is two stories in one, two time zones, two sets of characters and settings, it is really only 7 chapters free for each storyline....so that may seem a lot but it is a fraction of the book and enough to really interest readers. I have also offered up FREE shorts on FB with good results. Readers like your shorts, they will like your "long johns" even more.

Rob Walker
www.robertwalkerbooks.com - Free Beer! ahhh fictional beer, virtual beer but Real Chapters.
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 23, 2011 3:17 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Bottom line so far as has ben my experience two things are very important to move books off shelves, books with your name on them -- one is patience and persistence and second personality....in other words not so much IQ as PPQ -- persistence, patience, personality. People want to like you, and if they like you, they will want to like your books. So they will WANT you to do well. Make opportunities for readers to get to know you and your likes and dislikes and they will follow you into your fiction.

Rob
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 23, 2011 8:26 PM   in response to: jirehis in response to: jirehis
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What is an "[i][b]author's page[/b][/i]?"
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 24, 2011 2:03 AM   in response to: bestactionwriter in response to: bestactionwriter
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Basically it's an Amazon profile page of your work.... May sure you make one... and then go to the Kindle link and make a profile page for each of your eBooks... I haven't had a chance to do it, so if you start it please post back with your successes and woes... Alm...

https://authorcentral.amazon.com/
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 25, 2011 11:32 AM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Ever think of LABELing your book - I have jokingly/kiddingly used the notion of my books having a Surgeon General's Warning: May Cause Reader to Throw Book from Window....or Hazardous to Your Sleep....or you name it. If your book is a thriller, suspense, horror, etc. such labels are appreciated by readers.

Clearly not every reader gets a clear picture of your book from your description but why not add a "Warning" -- this is a teacup cozy mystery and you will find no blood and gore here.

Erotica, heavy breathing, gay/lesbian etc. could work against you with some readers but others will appreciate not feeling "duped" or misunderstanding. My Children of Salem has a subtitle - Romance amid the Witch Trials for instance, and while a romance is ongoing, the thrust of the book is the human condition and just how evil filters into a community, mob mentality, etc. and the romance is not the main issue in the book, albeit integral to the storyline. While this title has sold more than any other of my titles, it has also racked up the highest number of returns. I think most are folks looking for a straighforward genre Romance--which it ain't! Perhaps the sunbtitle could act as a clearer WARNING if I had made it Children of Salem - A Bad Time to Be In Love.

just a notion which I think has worked in my favor....Any fresh ideas out there, tips, etc? for moving ebooks off ebook shelves? I often sign off at chat groups with my title plus - At a Kindle store near you.

Rob Walker
Titanic 2012 - Curse of RMS Titanic at a Kindle Store near you...
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 26, 2011 10:09 AM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Really great tips about tags and descriptions - both of which are very important to avid readers like me :-)
Thanks,
Jackie Griffey
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 26, 2011 6:20 PM   in response to: jirehis in response to: jirehis
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No don't bother with Author Central. Search for your author's Profile page on Amazon by plugging your name into the search window. Your profile will come up with a current list of your books, as long as you put your name on the description page of your book as a TAG.
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 27, 2011 5:42 PM   in response to: therrimouse in response to: therrimouse
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This is important - tag your own name on the page so that your author page comes up with the page automatically. Someone recently asked if they should have two dashboards as they write in two widely separate categories or genres..... This is a tough one as in print she used two names, a pen name and her own. I had used four pen names in print but I placed all my books in one place under Walker. I have widely divergent categories I work in - horror, mystery, historical thrillers, etc. SO what was I to do? My choice was to make no excuses and put them all up in one line from top to bottom and leave it at this and let the book descriptions make it clear what kind of book it is...what to expect. Occult, supernatural elements, woo-woo or straightforwad street police procedural. Others have noted JONES writing as SMITH, indicating the pen name but also putting all the books under your control in ONE location. I belive in ONE location as important.

Rob
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 29, 2011 8:22 AM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Can't recall -- did I tell you all to seek out my latest blog on www.acmeauthorslink.blgospot.com -- compiled all my thoughts on this subject in one article there -- Use same title as this thread for it. Also placed it up on my Dirty Deeds - Mystery Writer's Advice blog which you can find easily by googling blog title.

Rob
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 29, 2011 8:24 AM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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You're gonna get sick of hearing me and my pontificating pretty damn soon....hehehehehe. But the blog stuff is good. As is my How-To on Kindle - Dead On Writing....lots of hard-won facts on both writing and the biz as it impacted my checkered career and added to its "checkered-ness" -- ha!

rob
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 29, 2011 2:27 PM   in response to: inkwalk2 in response to: inkwalk2
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Rob!! Are you aware that there is a,...some kind of....funky "SURVEY" that comes up on that link to your page?? I never went past the request for my addy, phone, etc---it is mining addresses rob--tuens folks off--pronto.. Just FYI
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Re: What Mioves Kindle books off the shelf?
Posted: Jan 30, 2011 6:10 PM   in response to: bestactionwriter in response to: bestactionwriter
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Are you referring to my blog at Dirty Deeds - Mystery Writer's Advice? I have not seen any such thing as a survey popping up and I was there recently. Will check. I hope you are not speaking of my Amazon author's page link or my website.

Rob
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